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Bizarre Modern Warfare bug turns player ‘invincible’

Published: 29/Nov/2019 17:23 Updated: 29/Nov/2019 17:25

by Joe Craven

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A bizarre new bug has emerged in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, seeing a player literally transformed into an ‘invincible’ state, where they are invulnerable to opponents. 

Since Modern Warfare’s October 25 release date, a number of glitches and bugs have emerged, as is to be expected with the release of any new title. 

Glitches have varied in severity, with some minor bugs regarding challenges and cosmetics becoming frustratingly common. However, on November 25, one Reddit user shared their experience of a serious invincibility glitch, which renders a player completely un-killable. 

Infinity Ward/GameInformerA number of glitches have emerged, but few are as serious as this invincibility bug.

Shared with the caption: “I turned invincible and I don’t know why”, the Reddit user is doing their best to show that they were not cheating, and simply experienced a game-breaking glitch. 

While playing Hardcore Domination on Shoothouse, the player calls in a Precision Airstrike before dying. They then respawn back into their own Airstrike and are killed again. 

This quick cycle of deaths and accidental suicide seems to trigger a glitch as the player is completely invulnerable upon respawn. However, not only can damage not be dealt to the player themselves, they are unable to damage opposition players too. 

[INVINCIBLE BUG, please fix] I turned invincible and I don’t know why from modernwarfare

The enemies were clearly were confused by the player’s new-found invincibility, and proceeded to accuse them of hacking. 

Reddit users were also left scratching their heads at the clips, with various suggestions coming forward. 

The most plausible seems to be that the game’s spawn protection – given to all players so they cannot be killed immediately off spawn – bugged and accidentally lasted longer than it was supposed to. However, this would not explain why the player could not deal damage to enemies too. 

RedditSome more background information was provided.

It also appears that the player was unable to play any objectives while in their invulnerable state, with one Reddit user describing them like a “spectator with their own character model”. 

Infinity Ward are yet to respond to the bug, but it amassed significant attention on Reddit as users tried to draw attention to it. Given the seriousness of the glitch, a patch will be a priority as soon as Modern Warfare’s developers are on it. 

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Warzone world record smashed with new longest-range sniper shot

Published: 30/Nov/2020 6:49 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 6:57

by Brad Norton

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Warzone world records are always a sight to behold and the record for the longest-range snipe has just been smashed thanks to some patience from a few dedicated gaming ‘mythbusters.’

Four months after their initial experiments set the Warzone community on fire, ‘DefendTheHouse’ have returned. While their early sniping tests revealed the longest range possible when hitting a vehicle, the results weren’t quite definitive enough.

Due to in-game limitations, bullets could only travel so far back in July. The only way to truly gauge the longest possible shot was to tag a vehicle, rather than an opposing player. However, that’s no longer the case.

Thanks to the implementation of custom games in Warzone, even the most extreme tests are possible. It didn’t take long before the longest snipe was set in stone for good.

Previously, anything beyond 2,495 metres in the test would simply cut out. The shot would fizzle up in the sky and there would be absolutely no impact.

But, thanks to the help of custom games “and 40 human beings,” the content creators could properly test snipers once and for all.

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The new world-record has been set at 3,068.07 metres.

With one player set up over at the prison, a huge group of enemies gathered by the dam. Over 3,000 metres separated them but it took some time to get things right. From such a long-range, refining the angle was a challenge in its own right.

After plenty of test shots, and even dinging the nearby vehicles a few times, the world record shot finally came through. 3,068.07 metres was recorded by the DefendTheHouse crew. A near 600-metre improvement over their former world record.

Obviously, this was done in a custom lobby thanks to the help of the community. The record makes one thing clear though; this distance is possible in a Warzone match now too, as long as your aim and timing are both flawless.

It’s worth keeping in mind that while it took four months for this record to change, the new world’s best could be replaced in just a few days.

Every weapon from Black Ops Cold War is about to transition into Warzone on December 10. From the Pellington to the M82, perhaps one of the new snipers could trump everything Modern Warfare had to offer.